Abstract: The study presents trends in household power sharing in farm households in Osun State, Nigeria and attempts to postulate changes based on some characteristics of the mother of the household. Primary data were collected through random sampling technique from 100 female respondents using structured questionnaires and analyzed using statistical tools such as frequencies, means and percentages, as well as logit regression model. An analysis of the personal characteristics of respondents shows 83% were Muslims, 74% belonged to polygamous households and the average age of respondent was 46.98 years. They were mainly illiterates with average years of formal schooling of 1.64years and a mean monthly income of US$45. The test result shows that men had more power in household decision-making, but women will be able to negotiate more power even in rural settings with increased capacity and age. Therefore, for increased in the participation of rural women in rural development initiatives, they should be empowered educationally and economically and older women should not be left out.
Solomon, A. Valerie and A.E., Adekoya , 2006. Women and Power Transformation in Rural Households: A Case Study of Osun State, Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 1: 231-234.